I Need YouBefore Tomorrow comes claiming its harvestI Need You by Akairis
and the thievish distance engulfs you,
let me float you away from the tightening nightfall
and wash your hair with sunset's crimson;
let me scatter the ashes of the smouldering sun on your head,
anoint your forehead with a dew drop
and clean your feet with moss and clay
so my lands cannot tell you for a foreigner.
Before your fingers slip away from my grasp,
let me seal your eyelids with a drizzle of kisses
and take you by the hand across the gaping depths.
Do not be afraid of their watertight embrace;
What lies beneath is no ensnaring womb.
It's the fear of the unknown that keeps us anchored
in the shoal of our old fears.
The fear of the unknown is what I need you to overcome
and sever the moorings of your guilt-ridden vessel.
Before my own courage ebbs away,
let me offer as the ultimate sacrifice
the key to my queendom of violent blue
where a throne of quartz awaits its sovereign,
ivory-faced and deer-eyed,
the one who sleeps in the kernel o